ELIZABETH—Trinitas Regional Medical Center will sponsor a Medical Explorers Post for teens and young adults aged 15 – 20, male and female, who are interested in exploring medical careers. The Explorers is a division of the Boy Scouts of America.
SCOTCH PLAINS – Middle school students throughout Union County may learn about sustainability this fall by building their own wind turbines and cooking with solar energy. The hands-on activities took place during a “Green Boot Camp” for middle school teachers. The camp was developed through a partnership between Honeywell and Union County Vocational-Technical Schools, to help middle school teachers learn about the latest green education tools.
ELIZABETH — The Merck Institute for Science Education held its Academy for Leadership in Science Instruction in Princeton earlier this month. The three-year K-12 professional development program brings together teachers, principals and district administrators to create a community of science educators and leaders who will work to strengthen science instruction in their schools and districts for years to come.
ELIZABETH — The Elizabeth Board of Education will meet tonight, Aug. 19, at 7 p.m. at the Donald Stewart Early Childhood Center School No. 51, 544 Pennsylvania Avenue, beginning at 7 p.m.
ELIZABETH—Authorities are asking for the public’s assistance in capturing a notorious member of the Bloods street gang who was operating an established drug ring in Elizabeth, said Union County Prosecutor Theodore J. Romankow.
ELIZABETH – A teenage boy was shot early Thursday morning while he apparently was walking away from a bar in Elizabeth, authorities said.
TRENTON—For nearly two decades, Allen Brown allegedly ran prostitution rings in Jersey City, coercing scores of women to prostitute for him. He is accused of bringing women from cities including Camden, Atlantic City, Elizabeth, Newark and Philadelphia, inducing them to use heroin and cocaine and having them beaten if they did not turn a daily quota of tricks.
ELIZABETH—The Union County Homicide Task Force is asking for the public’s assistance in locating an Aberdeen man wanted in connection with a July 31 killing, Union County Prosecutor Theodore J. Romankow said.
NEWARK—Two Brooklyn men were charged in federal court today for defrauding homeowners facing foreclosure in Elizabeth, Bergenfield and Paterson.
TRENTON –A Newark man was sentenced for participating in a staged accident ring, Attorney General Anne Milgram and Criminal Justice Director Deborah L. Gramiccioni announced last week. He had been on trial with his two brothers, but all three pleaded guilty on April 14 as the lengthy trial neared its end. His brothers were sentenced to prison last month.